Chuck Melton

Bio: Even with nearly a decade of experience on the USA Wheelchair Rugby team, co-captain Chuck Melton still gets excited every time he heads onto the court for a match. He’s not just competing against the opposing team, though; Melton says every match is an opportunity to challenge his body and mind to be the best version of himself on and off the court. Speaking of off the court, Melton keeps pretty busy when not competing for Team USA. He enjoys traveling, spending time in outdoors, working as a CrossFit coach at a local gym and hanging out with his wife, Kelly, and three kids. Like so many of his teammates, Melton is disappointed that his family won’t be able to travel to Tokyo and watch him compete in person. But, as he puts it, the lack of fans doesn’t change the goal – to bring home the gold medal.